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  • n. Plural form of fetich.

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Examples

  • Sulphur, formaldehyde, carbolic acid, permanganate of potash, chloride of lime, bichloride of mercury -- the author knew not which of these "fetiches" to be most sarcastic about.

    Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled A Narrative of Winter Travel in Interior Alaska

  • * The "fetiches" are various articles, shells, etc. supposed to be endowed with supernatural power for the protection or injury of those who may be subject to them. with superstitious awe, when a wild shout burst from the outskirts of the village, and before the panic-stricken people could fight or fly, the foe was upon them.

    The Martyrs, and the Fugitive; or a Narrative of the Captivity, Sufferings, and Death of an African Family, and the Slavery and Escape of Their Son

  • The only rational thing for the twentieth-century folk to do is to cover up the well; to make the twentieth century in truth the twentieth century, and to relegate to the nineteenth century and all the preceding centuries the things of those centuries, the witch-burnings, the intolerances, the fetiches, and, not least among such barbarisms.

    Chapter 16

  • A man who writes knows too much, such spells and fetiches!

    Anne Sexton, "The Black Art"

  • Odd little objects, fetiches which represented people to him, stood arranged on his writing table, and were never to be touched.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • The best of minds will have their fetiches, and they sometimes feel vaguely wounded by the want of respect of logic.

    Les Miserables

  • The Dutch fetiches who converted me tell me every Sunday that the blacks and whites are all children of one father, whom they call Adam.

    Candide

  • Europe; and yet when my mother sold me for ten patacoons on the coast of Guinea, she said to me, ‘My dear child, bless our fetiches; adore them forever; they will make thee live happy; thou hast the honor to be a slave to our lords the whites, by which thou wilt make the fortune of us thy parents.’

    Candide

  • The claws and whiskers are carefully removed and sold as fetiches, since they are considered to be very efficacious.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • He is a treacherous, lying cowardly, thieving, worthless, half-breed mongrel; born of a mongrel spawn of Europe, crossed upon the fetiches of darkest Africa and aboriginal America.

    History of the Gatling Gun Detachment

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